The Dance School is a unique place. We’re a 100% community funded, non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the art of dance.
In 2006 a group of committed parents and community leaders re-created a dance school in the same building that nurtured the legacies of Betty Spooner and Mike Jordan (pictured in the window above). From a beautiful perch in the historic Vasa Building in downtown Everett, the intent was to provide a home for dancers of all ages and abilities.
Today we believe there is no greater purpose to our work than teaching our students the beauty and strength inherent in dance as an art form, and the joy that comes from exploring the human body and its abilities. Come dance with us!
Our Executive Director: Heidi Heimarck
Heidi’s career in the arts began at the age of nine, when a summer repertory theater company cast her as Joe in ‘Joe Egg’. After college, she became a professional actress in Minneapolis, MN, studied at the Guthrie Theater, and then moved to Seattle, where she was the Founding Artistic Director of Mae West Fest, a co-founder of Union Garage Performance Venue, and directed and performed on many regional stages, including Intiman, Seattle Repertory Theater, A Contemporary Theater, Annex Theater and Theatre Babylon.
Heidi has received playwriting awards from the Jane Chambers International Women’s Playwright Competition, Actors Theater of Louisville, Vermont Studio Center, and is a proud recipient of 14/48’s Glen Mazen Award for artistic innovation in playwriting. Along the way she wrote grants, was a marketing director and coordinated fundraising events. She manages and lives at Artspace Everett Lofts with her husband Liam and dog Drake.
Our Board of Directors:
Monika Tabor – President
Heather Bird – Secretary
Ben Dale – Treasurer
Melissa Bostrom – Member
Jennifer Gogert – Member
Debbie Hanks – Member
Kirsten Hudson – Member
Rodi O’Loane – Member
BreAnn Inglesby – Board Apprentice